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Popped Amaranth Dark Chocolate Bark

Are you looking for the perfect healthy treat? This Popped Amaranth Dark Chocolate Bark is it. This bark is loaded with whole grains, nuts, and dried fruits. Plus, it is simple to make and gluten-free as well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amaranth recipes, dark chocolate and amaranth, dark chocolate bark, dark chocolate bark with nuts, popped amaranth, simple chocolate bark
Servings: 14 servings
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 10-12 ounces dark chocolate or chocolate of choice
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • cup popped amaranth
  • ¼-1/2 cup nuts or seeds of choice I used pepitas
  • ½-2/3 cup dried fruits of choice I used golden raisins, dried cherries, and dried mangoes.


  • Add the chocolate and coconut oil to a smallish microwavable bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is left with small chunks in it, mixing between each 30 seconds. When there are only small chunks left, stop heating and mix until the chocolate is smooth. Do not melt it all the way in the microwave, or it will be overheated.
    Mix in ½-2/3 of your add-in ingredients. Combine and pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
    Top with the remaining add-ins while the chocolate is still wet.
    Depending on the temp in your house, you can either leave the chocolate at room temp, like I did, or place it in the fridge.
    Once it is hardened, break into chunks. Store in an airtigth container at room temp or in the fridge. It holds well for about 3-5 days, depending on temp.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!